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September in the News

Media from around the globe continued to seek the University's experts for insight on Election 2016. And the Human Rights Center and Hanley Sustainability Institute continue to offer expert commentary on human rights and sustainability issues. Local media lauded the first class of the UD Sinclair Academy as well as the University's ranking among the nation's best schools for veterans and the University's new public safety initiatives.

Highlights for September are below, but you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage for the month.

So far in fiscal year 2017, through September, the total value of coverage is an estimated $8.5 million with an estimated reach of 917.6 million people. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 554 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Ruth-Thompson Miller, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted in an Associated Press story "Trump campaign worker resigns after tying racism to Obama," which appeared in at least 65 publications across the country.

U.S. News & World Report quoted associate history professor Juan Santamarina extensively in its story "The History of Walls Show They Are a Bad Idea."

Former Ohio Governor Bob Taft, currently a distinguished research associate at the University of Dayton, wrote the op-ed "U.S. global engagement must continue after Nov. 8, for the good of Ohio and of the nation" with David Wilhelm, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. mentioned Hanley Sustainability Institute Research Director Bob Brecha prominently in this story about whether Costa Rica's use of renewable energy could be applied in the U.S. The website claims an audience of more than 30 million readers a month. Brecha also talked to The Guardian in the U.K. about "Can our need for a carbon-free future override our fears of nuclear energy?"

USA TODAY magazine talked to Jana Bennett, associate professor of religious studies, about Pope Francis' use of social media.

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong was quoted in stories "Democrats rely on Bill Clinton to woo union voters who may be considering a Donald Trump vote" and "Dayton, Ohio -- not Cincinnati -- might be the city to watch in race between Trump, Clinton," along with communication department chair Joe Valenzano.

Birdsong also was quoted in a Huffington Post article "Heroin and One Failing Senate Campaign May Keep Mitch McConnell In Power," a Telemundo article about battleground states and an EFE article "Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate 'allergic' to the press?." EFE is Spain's wire service. The article ran in at least 73 outlets, including Telemundo and Fox News Latino. 

Sociology professor and Human Rights Center research fellow Jamie Longazel shared insight from his book Undocumented Fears, which examines the issues behind Hazleton, Pennsylvania's controversial Illegal Immigration Relief Act, with The Herald Scotland; CityLab Latino, a collaboration between Univision and The Atlantic; CNN Money and El Diario (NY)/La Opinion (LA). Twenty-four outlets, including CNN en Español, picked up the CNN Money story. El Diario is the oldest Spanish-language daily in the U.S. and La Opinion is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the U.S. You can read the article here.

Political scientist Christopher Devine talked to The Hill about the chances of third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein making the first debate. After the debate, he talked to Reuters for its story "In first face-off with Clinton, Trump struggles to be 'change' candidate." Nearly 200 outlets, including The New York Times, picked up this story.

In addition to "What will Donald Trump say to veterans? Experts predict more criticism of Hillary Clinton," Valenzano talked to about "Democrats rely on Bill Clinton to woo union voters who may be considering a Donald Trump vote," "Don't like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Millennials push third choice: Libertarian Gary Johnson" and "What to expect from the first debate? Historic ratings, plenty of attacks and presidential posturing.

School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss talked to Cleveland Scene magazine for its story "As the Market Struggles to Recover, Midwest Law Schools and Their Students Adapt to New Realities."

Human Rights Center Executive Director Camilo Perez-Bustillo wrote this letter to the editor about Donald Trump's visit to Mexico for La Jornada, billed as one of Mexico's leading daily newspapers which also lists more than 2 million visitors to its website.

Yahoo! News mentioned political scientist Michelle Pautz's research in its story "Could the new Edward Snowden biopic get him a presidential pardon?" Pautz's research found that about 25 percent of viewers changed their opinion about the government after watching either Argo or Zero Dark Thirty, films dealing with the US intelligence community. Pautz also gave an interview about this subject to Los Angeles NPR affiliate KPCC-FM.

Associated Press picked up the story about the new public safety initiatives. Outlets in Houston, D.C., Seattle and San Francisco picked up the story. All three local TV stations, Fox 19 and WKRC-TV in Cincinnati also ran stories about it. You can see the new clips here.

CIO Dive featured Chief Information Officer Tom Skill extensively in its story "The CIO as educator: Experience brings trust, curricular advantages."

History professor Julius Amin wrote the op-ed "America's legendary ignorance about Africa persists" for The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community. News 24 and news aggregator AllAfrica also ran the op-ed.

The New York Times quoted Christopher Agnew, an associate history professor and expert in descendants of Confucius, for its story "For Confucius and His Descendants, a Cultural Comeback."

Sylvie Stewart, assistant director of career services, was included in Forbes slide show about what to do after a really bad job interview.

WVXU-FM, Cincinnati's NPR affiliate, interviewed Frank Warren and Lawrence Lessig about their University of Dayton Distinguished Speaker Series appearances.

Sports management professor Peter Titlebaum talked to the Los Angeles Times for its story "HBO's boxing business shows signs of fatigue."

The University was mentioned in numerous stories nationwide, including the Dayton Daily News, about being part of a U.S. Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology grant to improve cybersecurity education and workforce development.

The Columbus Dispatch talked to Tim Apolito in criminal justice studies for its story "Police training is specific on deadly force."

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in September, click here.

Multiple Outlets

WDTN-TV and the Dayton Daily News covered a watch party during the first debate at the University.

The Dayton Daily News and three local TV stations covered the introduction of the first UD Sinclair students. You can see the coverage here.

The Dayton Daily News and three local TV stations talked to Rodney Chatman, executive director of public safety, about new initiatives this fall. You can see the coverage here.

WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV mentioned our U.S. News & World Report ranking among the best schools for veterans. The University was featured prominently in a Dayton Daily News feature about local schools in the ranking.

WDTN-TV, WHIO-TV, the Dayton Business Journal and Dayton Daily News did stories about the University of Dayton Research Institute's record-breaking year.

The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV talked to law professor emeritus Tom Hagel about the case involving the shooting death of a Kettering teenager.

WDTN-TV and the Dayton Daily News mentioned the University of Dayton among the area's 9/11 remembrances happening locally the weekend of Sept. 10-11.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News did stories about the University and Sinclair Community College.

WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV covered the University's Blue Mass for first responders.

ABC22/Fox45 and WDTN-TV did stories on the Roesch Library book drive.

Dayton Daily News

Sept. 4: Serdar Dumusoglu, marketing, gender tax.

Sept. 7: Bob Taft, distinguished research associate, death penalty in Ohio.

Sept. 10: "ArtsLIVE season opens at UD."

Sept. 10: "UD builds 10 new townhomes for students."

Sept. 13: Bob Taft, distinguished research associate, recalling elected officials.

Sept. 13: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, "Local hiring outlook dims, but wages increasing."

Sept. 15: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, "Census: Incomes increasing, poverty declining."

Sept. 17: Bob Taft, distinguished research associate, "Lincoln sculpture unveiled at Dayton's Courthouse Square." also ran the story.

Sept. 23: Randy Sparks, marketing, "Local students, experts give advice to the candidates."

Sept. 25: Randy Sparks, marketing, first presidential debate.

Sept. 28: Jason Eckert, career services, PayScale survey.


Sept. 2: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, Brock Turner case.

Sept. 13: Roesch Library, Roald Dahl Day celebration.

Sept 16: Lori Shaw, School of Law, death penalty.

Sept. 19: UDRI, Air Force batteries.

Sept. 27: Joe Valenzano, communication, post-debate analysis.

Sept. 29: Tom Hagel, School of Law, Alford plea.

Sept. 29: UDRI, NASA speaker.


Sept. 26: John McManus, law student, Someone You Should Know.

Dayton Business Journal

Sept 8: Tom Williams, biology, National Science Foundation grant.

Sept. 12: "DCDC artist to lead UD dance program."

Sept. 14: ArtStreet, U-HELP exhibit.

Sept. 19: UDRI, Air Force batteries.

Springfield News-Sun

Sept. 18: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sports science, "Clark County school meals healthier, but could be better, experts say."

Sept. 25: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, "Fewer Clark County residents live in poverty, census says."

Hamilton Journal-News

Sept. 22: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sports science, compromising healthy foods for saving money.

Sept. 15: "Oral Funk Poetry, UD collaborate for tribute to singer, activist."